Kremlin fumes at Fox News for calling Putin ‘a killer’
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Kremlin fumes at Fox News for calling Putin ‘a killer’

Statement by Bill O’Reilly during Trump interview is ‘unacceptable and offensive,’ spokesperson says

Screen capture of US President Donald Trump, left, during an interview with Fox News reporter Bill O'Reilly, February 2017. (screen capture: TDW News/YouTube)
Screen capture of US President Donald Trump, left, during an interview with Fox News reporter Bill O'Reilly, February 2017. (screen capture: TDW News/YouTube)

MOSCOW — The Kremlin is indignant over the comments of a Fox News journalist who called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer” in an interview with US President Donald Trump.

In the interview broadcast over the weekend, Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly called the Russian leader “a killer.” Trump replied that the US has killers, too.

Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to comment on Trump’s reply but lashed out at Fox, calling O’Reilly’s remarks “unacceptable and offensive.”

“We would like to receive an apology to the president from this respected organization,” Peskov told reporters on Monday, referring to Fox News.

Trump has praised Putin and signaled that US-Russia relations could be in for a makeover under his leadership. Putin in his turn spoke warmly of Trump.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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